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I have a will drawn up in Georgia. My representative executor lives in Oregon.
I may move to Pennsylvania. I want my representative, upon my death, to have the
easiest time in fulfilling my wishes as stated in my will. Considering the
locations listed above, does it matter where I am living, where my will was drawn
up, and where my representative is living? I want to make their work as easy as
possible. What do you suggest? Thanks.
Asked on November 30, 2018 under Estate Planning, Georgia
M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
Generally speaking, a Will that is properly executed in one state is valid when you move to another state. If, however, one of the provisions in the Will is invalid in another state, generally only that section is considered invalid and the rest of the Will remains intact. Also, you should always check local laws on out of state executors. Some states do not allow it. It is always a good idea to consult with an attorney in the new state as to your present Will. Good luck.
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